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Suspect in police standoff arrested

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers was arrested early Friday in George Town’s Prospect neighborhood.

Police arrest firearms suspect

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers on April 17 was arrested early Friday in George Town’s Prospect neighborhood.
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West Bay store robbed at gunpoint

An armed robber held up Eddie’s Mini Mart, also known as Malcolm’s, in Birch Tree Hill Road in West Bay on Thursday night, police said.

Lawmakers to hear police motions Monday

Two legislative motions that have stirred controversy will be the first order of business when Cayman Islands lawmakers resume meeting on Monday.

Police still seek firearm-wielding suspect

A man who police said pulled a gun on two Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers continued to elude capture Thursday, according to officers involved in the hunt for the suspect.

GT restaurant worker finds burglar in the building

A 43-year-old woman faces burglary and other charges after an employee at a central George Town restaurant found the woman inside the premises early Tuesday.

Marine officer, school constable recognized

Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit Inspector Leo Anglin and Constable Odale Mulgrave have been awarded regional recognition, listing them among the top officers in the Caribbean for the year, police announced Thursday.

Man in critical condition after North Side stabbing

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed at a residence in North Side district, Royal Cayman Islands Police reported Thursday.

Police investigating fund theft

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating the criminal complaint of a theft from a locally managed investment fund.
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UPDATED: Pedestrian struck and killed by dump truck in East End

Police are investigating after a female pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle during yesterday evening's rush hour.

RCIPS loses other senior commanders

At least two other senior Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers are due to depart in the next few months, in addition to Commissioner David Baines and Deputy Commissioner Stephen Brougham, the Cayman Compass has learned.

Suspect pulled gun on police

Police are hunting a 22-year-old man who pointed his gun at police in a stand-off in George Town in the early hours on Sunday.

Suspect in custody after mugging on West Bay Public Beach

A 32-year-old West bay man is in custody after allegedly assaulting and robbing a man on West Bay Public Beach in the early hours of Sunday.

Cayman seeks new top cop, deputy

The Cayman Islands government is advertising to fill two of its top three police positions following the abrupt announcement of Police Commissioner David Baines’s departure from the service.

Cabinet approves ombudsman plan

Government is pushing ahead with a proposed merger of the offices of the Information Commissioner and the Complaints Commissioner, despite concerns the move will dilute the effectiveness of both watchdogs.

RCIPS drives home road safety

With road safety a key consideration for young drivers far and wide, the RCIPS recently screened the documentary “Road Impact: Cayman Islands,” a joint project with local TV station Cayman 27 about the impact of road fatalities in Cayman, for Year 11 students at John Gray High School.

Emergency legislative meeting fizzles, police motions not heard

Two attempts to hold a special emergency meeting of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly failed Wednesday after lawmakers were unable to obtain the requisite number of attendees either in the morning or the afternoon.

UPDATE: No shows thwart emergency LA meeting 

All eight elected members of the Progressives political party did not attend an emergency meeting of the Legislative Assembly Wednesday morning, leading House Speaker Juliana O’Connor-Connolly to adjourn the meeting and summons the missing members to appear later in the day.

Dirt bikes involved in robberies, pursuits

Grand Cayman residents have complained about loud, annoying and illegal dirt bikes racing on local streets over the last two years, but now a new and disturbing trend is emerging: the use of non-street legal vehicles in criminal offenses.

Tortuga liquor president: ‘Worst robbery we’ve had’

A Tortuga liquor store employee was forced to open a drop safe with a pistol pointed at her head late Saturday during a post-closing time robbery that store president Robert Hamaty called the “worst robbery we’ve had” at the Cayman Islands specialty foods and liquor shop.

Injured biker eliminated from robbery inquiry

A 20-year-old motorcycle rider, seriously injured in a collision with a police car, is no longer a suspect in the robbery that led to the high-speed chase, according to police.

CCTV did not catch North Side burglars

Camera nighttime images are poor quality, police officers say

Second suspect charged in North Side robbery of elderly visitor

A second man has been charged in connection with a January robbery in which an elderly tourist was punched in the face on Grand Cayman’s North Side.

Biker seriously injured in police chase

The family of a 20-year-old man seriously injured after being thrown from his bike in a collision during a police chase say they want to see a thorough, independent investigation into the incident.

US officials decline to review missing boaters search

Officials with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation-related accidents in the U.S., declined to conduct a review of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service’s search and rescue operations for the five people who went missing at sea in early March, according to the governor’s office.

University of Newcastle student interns with RCIPS for Easter

A Caymanian student studying overseas spent her Easter break shadowing police officers as she interned at the Cayman Islands Police Service.

Premier: Gov’t will not agree to emergency meeting

Members of Cayman’s ruling government will not agree to attend an emergency meeting of the Legislative Assembly set for next week to debate two legislative motions related to the management and effectiveness of local law enforcement, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday.
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Armed men rob Al La Kebab food stand

Two gun-toting men robbed the Al La Kebab food stand off West Bay Road on Monday evening, injuring one patron and firing one shot in the air.

Governor says Baines is owed payout

Outgoing Royal Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines is due his final year’s pay and benefits – including more than $130,000 in salary – following his separation from the police service a year before the end of his contract, according to Governor Helen Kilpatrick’s office.

Baines to leave post as commissioner at end of May

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Commissioner David Baines will be leaving his post at the end of May.

EDITORIAL – The problem with crime in Cayman

The Cayman Islands remains in denial about many issues, including the problem of crime.

Two years later, police modular cells open

Replacement police holding cells, which had lain idle since their arrival on Grand Cayman in April 2014, opened earlier this month, Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officials confirmed last week.

Revolver, cocaine seized in George Town house search

Police arrested five people following a search of a home in George Town on Friday. Two of those arrested were charged and appeared in court on firearms possession charges on Monday.

Four injured in GT crash

Four people were hospitalized after an early Saturday morning crash in central George Town.

Trial begins for woman accused of killing daughter

Prosecutors say Tamara Butler stabbed her 6-year-old daughter dozens of times in their family home, opening the case against the wife of a high-ranking Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officer.

UPDATE: Police investigate teacher assault

A teacher at Clifton Hunter High School was assaulted and his car was vandalized in two separate incidents last week.

Police call for search volunteers for 5 missing at sea

Police and volunteers are searching for a small boat that went missing Sunday with five people, including two children, aboard.

Second high-ranking female officer departs RCIPS

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is reorganizing several senior staff members following the departure of a second high-ranking female commander since the start of the year.

Traffic tickets up in eastern districts

Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers issued nearly five dozen traffic citations last week in Grand Cayman’s eastern districts.

EDITORIAL – Clink, clink; Drink, drink; Wink, wink

According to police data on traffic offenses, the number of charges for DUI (that is, “drink driving”) declined by 36 percent in 2015, compared to the previous year. Let’s be honest. The DUI numbers can be virtually anything we choose them to be.

Road fatalities triple compared to 2014

The number of road deaths tripled in 2015 compared to 2014, according to statistics released Thursday by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

Police investigate indecent assault, child pornography cases

Police in Cayman are investigating a case of indecent assault and a child pornography case.

Call for police award nominations launched

The call for nominees for 2016 Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Awards was launched with a reception hosted by Governor Helen Kilpatrick at Government House on Tuesday night.

NRA worker killed in motorcycle wreck

A man who spent the better part of the last decade working at the Cayman Islands National Roads Authority died Sunday night in a car-motorcycle collision.

Shots fired, fake gun arrest

Royal Cayman Islands Police officers found three spent shell casings following an early morning call in central George Town Monday.

Construction materials stolen from unfinished high school

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is investigating the theft of construction materials, including copper wire, from a storage area on the John Gray High School construction site.

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